Uploading Flight Areas to Datumate Servers

Uploading Flight Areas to Datumate Servers


It is possible to define polygonal areas for vertical flight missions or a path for corridor flight missions on Google Earth using standard KMZ/KML formats and upload to Datumate Servers and make them available for import in DatuFly. 

The process consists of two basic steps:

1.       Saving the KMZ/KML file – this involves defining an area or a path on Google Earth and saving it to your computer.

2.       Uploading the KMZ/KML to Datumate servers – this involves logging onto Datumate servers and uploading the KMZ/KML files from your computer to an area assigned specifically to you on Datumate servers.

Saving KMZ/KML files from Google Earth

To define and save a KMZ/KML file follow the steps below:

1.       Start Google Earth and find the area you are interested in.

Figure 64 - Google Earth Screen

2.       To define a polygon, click on the polygon definition icon   in the toolbar.  This opens the new polygon window shown below.  In the same manner it is possible to define a path by using the path definition icon  .

Figure 65 - New Polygon Definition

3.       Give a proper and clear name to the area you are about to define.

Figure 66 - Naming the Polygon

4.       Select the color and style of the polygon in the “Style, Color” tab.

Figure 67 - Setting the color and style

5.       Tap the polygon points of the desired area.

Figure 68 - Defining a polygon

6.       Click “OK” on the new polygon window to close it.  Now you will see that the new polygon with the specified name appears in the list of “Places” google earth.

Figure 69 - Defined polygon

7.       Right-click the newly defined polygon, and select the “Save Place As…”.

Figure 70 - Saving the polygon as KMZ/KML

8.        Select the location, name, and type of file to save, and click Save.

Figure 71 - Selecting location and name of the polygon                     

Uploading KMZ/KML files to Datumate Servers

To upload a KMZ/KML file to Datumate servers follow the steps below:

1.       Click on the link below to open the DatuFly login screen.


2.       In the screen below use your DatuFly login e-mail and password to enter the Datumate servers, and press Login button

Figure 72 - Datumate server Login Screen
3.       The Flight plans window shown below appears, and it shows your previously defined polygons.

Figure 73 - Defined Polygon List
4.       Click  to add a new polygon.
5.       Select the newly defined polygon.

Figure 74 - Saving a new Polygon
6.       Click on Import.
7.        Now you should see the new polygon in the list with the upload date and time, and is now ready for DatuFly to import.

Figure 75 - Updated Polygon List



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